Back Mountain Memorial Library


A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Color Therapy
Fridays ~ 11:00am ~ 12:00pm
October 28, and November 11 and 18
Call or come in to register.
Join us for a relaxing session of coloring. Coloring generates wellness and stimulates areas of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Bring your own coloring book and supplies, or you may use the supplies that will be available.
Donations Needed
This library is in need of an upright freezer, electric stove, and refrigerator in good working condition.
If you are interested in donating any of these items, please contact the library at 570-675-1182.
Yoga Class
Mondays ~ 6:30pm
September 12 ~ October 24
The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning September 12. The class costs $70.00, due at time of registration.
Come in to the library to register. Class size is limited.
Events and Fundraisers
The Friends of the Library and
Leggio's Italian Ristorante
Tuesday, November 8
5:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Dallas
Bring family and friends to Leggio's Italian Ristorante in Dallas to enjoy great food while supporting our library on November 8! A percentage of the total sales (bar not included) taken in from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, including eat-in, take out, and gift certificates purchased, will be donated to the library's Summer Reading Program.
Look for the library display at the front of the restaurant to register to win a Leggio's Gift Card! We would like to thank the community for their participation, and Salvatore and Lori Leggio for offering this fundraising opportunity!
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.


Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!
Click on the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Photography by Bepa Studio

September 2016


Local photographer, Michele Geiser, owner of Bepa Studio is the featured artist for September’s Art Wall. This is Michele’s second showing at the Library, having had a display last December. This month’s display will consist of Michele’s black and white “Classic” collection.


Michele, who always loved art as a child, discovered her talent for photography two years ago and has been shooting ever since. She gives thanks to God for her artistic talent and has even named her studio Bepa which is a Russian translation for “faith”.

Michele and her husband, Ray, live in Shavertown. Although she is a busy mother of two daughters and proud grandmother of two granddaughters, she still finds time to capture nature through her stunning photographs!


You may also view more of Michele’s photos at her website:
Display Case

Hockey Collection

By AJ Pimm


AJ Pimm, 7, son of Eric and Amy Pimm of Dallas, will be displaying his collection of hockey memorabilia at the Library this October. AJ is a second-grade student and has been collecting hockey memorabilia for three years, a hobby that was inspired by his family. He is also heavily involved in the sport himself, and said, “I take hockey lessons and play with the Junior Pens.”

Asked what his favorite pieces in the collection are, AJ said, “My Matt Murray signed puck because he went to the big Pens, and my Pat McGrath bobble fists because Pat is my friend.”

AJ has had the opportunity to meet several of his favorite hockey players. “I love meeting the players and going to the games. All the Pens players are very nice!” he said.

Continuing Programs
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Tuesdays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
Here’s what you need to get started:
1) Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
2) You will be taken to the “Magic Wall.” The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading. Download the free app, Axis360, to your eReader from the "App Zone" on the Magic Wall.
3) Once you have your library card, you can set up a Magic Wall account by clicking on Login, then on My Account.
4) Choose a tab above the Magic Wall or from the menu to the left to browse the collection.
5) Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews.
6) You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout Now, or Add to Checkout List and keep browsing.
You can also put a book on hold by clicking Add to Wish List.
If you have any problems downloading the Axis360 app to your device,
please feel free to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events